EU Makes Changes to List of Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive

The European Union (EU) has made three changes to its
list of standards demonstrating presumption of conformity with Directive
2009/48/EC, the so-called Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

The changes were published on May 31, 2021, in
Implementation Decision (EU) 2021/867. The three changes are:

  • Inclusion of EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 for finger paints.
    There is a six-month transitional period after which EN 71-7: 2014 + A2:2018
    may not be used (November 28, 2021)
  • Inclusion of EN 71-12:2016 for N-nitrosamines and
    N-nitrosatable substances. Contains a completely new set of four toy categories
    and their limit values for N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances in
    elastomers. Includes more stringent migration limits for N-nitrosamines and
    N-Nitrosatable substances from elastomeric materials in toys intended for use
    by children under 36 months and intended or likely to be placed into the mouth
    when compared to the migration limits in the TSD. There is a six-month
    transitional period after which EN 71-12: 2013 may not be used (November 28,
  • Replaces set of eight standards for electric toys with
    EN IEC 62115:2020 and EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020. There is a nine-month
    transition period (February 21, 2022)

These toy safety standards came into effect on May 31,
2021, with their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union

To see a more comprehensive list of standards that
demonstrate compliance with the TSD, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 074/21.

SGS EU Toy Directive Services

SGS offers a wide range
of services to ensure that products comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive.
They offer training, safety/risk assessment, technical documentation check,
labelling review, testing according to harmonized standards, SVHC screening,
inspections and audits. They have the world’s largest network of toy experts
and testing facilities, including around 20 toy laboratories and three 3 EU
Notified Bodies (France, Germany and Netherlands). After all, it’s only trusted
because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s EU Toy Directive


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